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That's a cool fabric. Will this be available in a 38L?

No, this actually isn't one of the fabrics. 38L?!? Tough time shopping? We will have a few 38L's coming in though...
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I like the new Napoli model. I like that its half lined, has high armholes (which to me adds to the slimming effect of the sport coat), soft shoulders and the button stance as well. I agree with Superfluous, cool fabric! You outa add this one to the selection. Well I've been adding to my sportcoat and suit fund in anticipation of your upcoming special order option so keep up the good work and hope to see it up and running soon! Hope London is treating you well.
Edited by dls160 - 10/18/12 at 6:43am
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Ben, I think I saw somewhere that you are considering "scrapping" the Classico model and starting from scratch?  What changes would you make, and when realistically do you think something would be available?  

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Sample of the new Napoli model Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



I had functional sleeves done and the sleeve buttons were inadvertently sewn on at a slight angle to give a trumpeted effect to the sleeve cuffs, so please overlook that - they will not be that wide at the cuff.

Yes! Shoulders look great.
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My suit came today and I had a chance to compare it side by side with a Saks 5th Red/Trim  suit I purchased a few weeks back.  The Saks suit will be returned icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

The picture colors came out funky since it's so sunny outside, but the blue is very rich and not too dark.

 

I think I'm closer to a 40 than a 39 so it's slightly snug around the shoulders and chest.  Also, one of my shoulders is lower than the other, not sure how to take care of that.

 

I love everything else about it, though.  Just enough to look sharp and without being attention calling.  (The Saks had a slight sheen that I was not crazy about).  I'll keep an eye out for the Napoli line.

 

 

 

 

 

post #1191 of 2259
That looks quite good--but if anything, you could probably go down in size a bit. Its actually a smidge too large in the shoulders.

And I trust you are going to have those pants hemmed smile.gif And cinch that tie knot down, you won't hurt it!
post #1192 of 2259

Collar needs to come down a bit in the back to get rid of that roll.

post #1193 of 2259
I was thinking size down if anything as well.
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Interesting, thanks for the comments guys.  Years ago Men's Wearhouse fitted me for a 42R.  Now I'm down to 40R and this one is a 39/40.

 

I'll have some free time between now and the start of school so I'll just hit the gym a bit more and grow into it :D

 

Yes, the pants will be hemmed, and I will do more research on adjusting the collar.  Is it a fairly simple alteration?  Sounds like the general consensus is that it's RTW

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Interesting, thanks for the comments guys.  Years ago Men's Wearhouse fitted me for a 42R.  Now I'm down to 40R and this one is a 39/40.

That's not surprising. Most men in suits I see (and this is in Manhattan, mind you--more suit wearers than average) are walking around wearing suits at least two sizes too large for them. And I'm not saying this as a fan of those shrunken suits with tiny lapels and minuscule trouser rises that are so popular right now--by any standard, just plain too large.

See Paul Ryan for example.
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Lowering the collar is a pretty standard alteration. It happens because your shoulders and neck stand straight which pushes down on the collar and creates the horizontal rolls.

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Just a heads up, since it's the shoulders that are too big, that's typically a harder area to gain inches in via the gym. You may be better off actually sizing down if the chest wont become too small.
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I like the new Napoli model. I like that its half lined, has high armholes (which to me adds to the slimming effect of the sport coat), soft shoulders and the button stance as well. I agree with Superfluous, cool fabric! You outa add this one to the selection. Well I've been adding to my sportcoat and suit fund in anticipation of your upcoming special order option so keep up the good work and hope to see it up and running soon! Hope London is treating you well.

Thanks for the post.

RE: half lined vs. full-lined jackets for Fall/Winter

For the rest of you - do you guys have a preference? I kind of like the 1/2 lined also, but wanted to get a sense of how the rest of you felt. By the way I don't have time to do pre-orders - I'm just cutting. Plus most fabrics I can only make 8-12 pieces. I know I promised fabric swatches... I took the pics but can't seem to find them...
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Ben, I think I saw somewhere that you are considering "scrapping" the Classico model and starting from scratch?  What changes would you make, and when realistically do you think something would be available?  

Not sure... I may tinker with it a bit more but I'm so busy with trying to get the London site up and running right so I've got many balls up in the air. I'm still looking for commercial space here in London as well. To add to the busyness my kids are on half term now for 2 weeks so I won't get much of anything done in the near term. I'm anxious to get the Napoli sport jackets produced so I already submitted the cutting, and am having some trial suitings made in the Napoli model also. The Classico model is something I've worked on for a while now and I'm not quite yet ready to give it up, but we'll see. I'm really digging the Napoli though.

Here in London trying out some new things... and will be sending stuff out to the States as well. Getting in sweaters from Andrea Fenzi (not sure if affiliated with Avon Celli anymore, but great knitwear regardless), Battisti Napoli, and Pal Zileri (V-neck argyles). Also over 400 pair of Marco Pescarolo, which is Ciro Paone's brother-in-law and makes Kiton's trousers. What else... also will be offering some casual weekend blazers from Artini and Gabardine. These are cool and relatively inexpensive pieces - great cut and fit and very comfortable in washed pre-treated fabrics. Here in London we'll be offering Hackett for the first time, which is very British and should be interesting. Also have some Tom Ford pieces and also some Zegna. What else.... Borrelli jeans and shirts, Mattabisch ties (a handful of extra-longs even). Barba Dandylife shirts which are great - they're also washed and have that broken-in feel and of course the Barba quality and fit. I may make hop on the bandwagon and make some Benjamin sport shirts that are pre-washed as I would wear them all the time if I had them!
post #1200 of 2259
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Originally Posted by Semi Fly View Post

Interesting, thanks for the comments guys.  Years ago Men's Wearhouse fitted me for a 42R.  Now I'm down to 40R and this one is a 39/40.

I'll have some free time between now and the start of school so I'll just hit the gym a bit more and grow into it biggrin.gif

Yes, the pants will be hemmed, and I will do more research on adjusting the collar.  Is it a fairly simple alteration?  Sounds like the general consensus is that it's RTW

See if you can have a (good) tailor shorten the collar and also lower it. That may bring in the shoulders just slightly and also take the bump out of the upper back below the neck.
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